Living With Violence: Reflections on an Oakland Shooting
It's too easy to turn the murder of black and Latino young men in big cities into statistics. There are just so many shootings. But there was something about the murder this past week of 14-year-old Davon Ellis in Oakland that made it hard to rack it up as just another murder. For one thing, it seemed so random. Host Scott Shafer talks with teens at MetWest High School in Oakland - including a friend of Davon's - about the pervasive violence around them. He also talks to a mental health professional about how this violence affects kids and how they counsel young people to cope.
A Visit to Apple's Secret New Headquarters
In Silicon Valley, the world's largest Apple product is taking shape: a glass and concrete ring wider than the Pentagon. Apple is known for keeping tight control over its product development, and the new campus is no exception. Reporter Amy Standen got a rare tour and asked some neighbors what they think.
For Breast-feeding Teen Moms, High Schools Don't Make the Grade
Breast-feeding is a commitment for any mother, but imagine the obstacles for a teenage mom in high school. There's the peer pressure to be young and carefree. And what if there isn't a safe, private place at school to nurse or pump breast milk? A proposed state Assembly bill could offer a solution.
Rhinos Near Extinction as San Diego Researchers Look for Answers
The San Diego Zoological Society knows how to save species flirting with extinction -- pandas, cheetah and condors. But researchers and keepers may be on the verge of losing the battle to save the northern white rhino. KPBS Environment Reporter Erik Anderson brings us the story.
The Glorious, Profane Spoils of Robert Williams' 50-Year War With Mainstream Art
His paintings are a wild pop-culture pastiche of hotrods, pinup girls and cartoon violence. For the better part of the last 50 years, Robert Williams has waged war on the mainstream art world with those eye-popping paintings, a bestselling magazine and a growing flock of like-minded rebel artists. Now he's the focus of a major Los Angeles retrospective.